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Vinyl Out Now!!!

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Malama Ka ‘Aina is out now on vinyl!!Double LP with bonus remixes by Adham Shaikh & Cookie Cartel. Special Holiday price on Tonic Records website. Also available at Zulu, Redcat, Highlife, Neptoon, and Audiopile.

http://www.tonicrecords.com/buckman-coe-vinyl-out-now/


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'Malama Ka 'Aina' Review by Bob Mersereau

online link to article http://bit.ly/1M7HxWs 

online link to article http://bit.ly/1M7HxWs 

Starting with some easy, melodic reggae numbers, I thought I had this guy pegged from the start, kind of soulful, with a good groove. But by cut three, Red Moon, he was messing with the usual, expanding and defying my expectations. There's something else going on from this Vancouver artist, lots in fact, in the music and the lyrics.

Although reggae is the dominate sound for much of the album, Coe and Co. incorporate a wildly-imaginative variety of styles, weaving them in and around the verses. Que Nos Espera is almost impossible to pin down, with big rock moments, dramatic Latin lines, strings in the reggae verse, and two languages. Love's Eternal starts with ukulele, a favourite of Coe's, Hawaiian music a big influence, really emphasizing his cool soul side. Rubber Bands is orchestra and pop, sounding very British and Beatles-influenced. Nine cuts in, and you'll probably have forgotten this started as a reggae album. Closer After All is a beautiful piece that has echoes of both Rufus Wainwright and Jeff Buckley.


Coe covers lots of bases lyrically as well, from romantic to spiritual to political. Several of the songs reflect what a lot of people feel about the environment and industry of late. Carnival Ride takes on the topic of pipelines directly, Coe observing how protesters in his area come from both aboriginal and non-aboriginal communities. And the title is a Hawaiian phrase that pretty much sums up the belief system, meaning respect the land and live in harmony. Coe certainly shows how to do that musically over the whole of this album.

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Buckman Coe // Malama Ka 'Aina Album Tour // BC & AB

In support of Malama Ka 'Aina Buckman Coe and Band will be touring through BC and Alberta. With special guest and co-producer of the record Adham Shaikh along for most of the ride. We are also playing shows with The Tequila Mockingbird Orchestra, NOG of Moontricks, Mehdi Makras & the Sasquatch. All dates on the main tour facebook event

November 6th Spirit Bar, Nelson (with Adham Shaikh) // fb event

November 7th Northern, Fernie (with Adham Shaikh) // fb event

November 11th Green Door, Kimberley (with Medhi Makras & The Sasquatch) // fb event

November 13th Noorish, Edmonton (with Adham Shaikh) // fb event

November 14th The Sanctuary, Calgary (with Adham Shaikh) // fb event

November 19th Wise Hall, Vancouver (with Tequila Mockingbird Orchestra) // fb event

November 20th Waverley, Cumberland Vancouver Island (with Adham Shaikh & Caleb Hart of Tasman Jude)

November 21st Mother Bear Community Hall, Pender Island Vancouver Island (with Caleb Hart)

 

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Official Music Video for "Rubber Bands"

New music video for one of the more whimsical Beatle-esque songs off of the new record 'Malama Ka 'Aina' featuring the beautiful Joy Weick on silks.

shot by Jason Mannings & edited by Sophia Dagher

album available on iTunes and on buckmancoe.bandcamp.com

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Burning Man 2015

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After missing a year, I'm heading back to Black Rock City!!! This time with my band, who are all newbies 😈 going to blow their minds! We're at Reverbia (3:45 & Esplanade) where there is lots of music, yoga (I'll be teaching Tuesday at 930am), and dance. See you on the Playa!!! 

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Golden Sound Festival

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This Friday we'll be in Golden, BC for the Summer Block Party of Golden Sound Festival. Really excited to be back in Golden, Todd Menzies & all the fellas from Willhorse became good buddies with us years back and really helped introduce us to the mountain town. We play around 1130pm at the Taps!!! 

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Blessed Coast Aug 21st

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Very excited about this festival being organized by my community in Squamish in the next few weeks!! Three days of live music, performance, workshops, yoga... This gathering is family friendly, drug & alcohol free, and will deepen our cultural roots by including Indigenous elders and wisdom keepers from multiple traditions. 

Check out the fb event or website for more information (discount tickets avail now):

https://www.facebook.com/events/363274640463688/

https://blessedcoast.ca

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Next Leg of Shows with QVLN

We are about to hit the road again and we are all super stoked to be bringing our good friend Quetzal Guerrero aka QVLN from LA. We'll be heading to one of my all-time favorite festivals, Artswells a ways up north. Quetzal is a helluva violinist & song-writer with deep family roots in pan-Americana and world-beat. My band will be backing him up for his own sets and he will be joining my band as well. We'll be showing him a bit of the beauty of BC as well as play a few shows before heading to Wapiti Festival in Fernie, where we will showcase a few of his songs within our set. This is just the start of introducing this fantastic human and artist to Canada. This next little leg is going to be awesome.

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'Malama Ka 'Aina' Music Video Out Now

Official Music Video from Upcoming Album "Malama Ka 'Aina" release date: July 22, 2015

Shot in various locations all over the Big Island of Hawaii including South Point Cliff, Waipio Valley, Puna, Hilo... Hula dance choreographed by Keoni Atkinson and performed by Iwalani and Lilinoe. 'Malama Ka 'Aina' means 'Respect the Land' or to 'Live in Harmony with Nature'. This song is about me coming back to Hawaii to reconnect with the Ohana and the Aina. the family and the land, about the deep respect I have for the people and this place that inspires me spiritually, creatively, and rejuvenates my soul and my body.

buckmancoe.com

facebook.com/buckmancoe

https://soundcloud.com/buckmancoe/malama-ka-ain

film by ena media hawaii http://enamediahawaii.com/

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All Nations Festival

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All Nations Festival is a three-day-long celebration of Coast Salish culture, art, language, and identity, occurring this year from July 23 to 25, 2015 in Kwikwetlem, Coast Salish Territories. Currently in its inaugural year, this annual festival aims to celebrate Coast Salish cultural resurgence by bringing together the performing and visual arts, music, food, sports and ideas honoring our shared future.

The Festival program includes a dozen exciting events over three-day. The full schedule and event details are to be found on the website:

http://allnationsfest.com

All Nations Festival is hosted by Douglas College and the Kwikwetlem and Tsleil-Waututh First Nations, and is produced by The Coast Salish Cultural Network.
ABOUT THE COAST SALISH CULTURAL NETWORK:

Launched in 2014, The Coast Salish Cultural Network works with artists and organizations to help nurture and develop Coast Salish culture and identity.

Steering Committee:
Lee Maracle, Charlene Aleck, Gabriel George,
Ronnie Dean Harris, Cease Wyss, Brandon Gabriel,
Rueben George. Irwin Oostindie (ex-officio member).
Produced by:
Coquitlam School District Aboriginal Education, Coast Salish Cultural Network, and Tsleil-Waututh Nation.
Supported by:
Kwikwetlem First Nation, Douglas College, City of Coquitlam, with additional support from Evergreen Cultural Centre, Vancouver Indigenous Media Arts Festival, and various program partners.
Funding by:
Canada Council, Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC), City of Coquitlam, Telus, Vancity, Coquitlam School District #43 Aboriginal Education, Tsleil-Waututh Nation, and Aboriginal Sport BC, and community donations.

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Sea to Seed Sailboat Tour

Check out the promo video for our sailboat tour of the Salish Sea in June supporting localized food production and bringing together people for epic events of music, local food, and resilient culture. 

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Music Matters Final Show

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Our Final Show on the main stage at Music Matters Live was a perfect end to our festival performing experience. Awesome stage and crew, fun audience, and we were followed by some great musicians from Russia, India, Australia, and fellow Canadians Time Giant. 

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Music Matters Vlog

Final Show Tonight Fountain Stage 740pm Clarke Quay Singapore

It's been a food filled, brain expanding, friend making adventure here at Music Matters in Singapore!! 

Big love to our new friends Time Giant, Singapura Dub Club, Kingston Rudieska, Abby Assistio, and many others.

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First Day at Music Matters

Our first day was spent attending talks with music industry leaders from around Asia and Australia. Drinking lots of coffee and meeting old friends and new friends.

Our first MML showcase at Crazy Elephant

Our first MML showcase at Crazy Elephant

EWe played a show for Singapura Dub Club's event at Lime House. This is Masia One, a brilliant reggae and reggae artist & all-round awesome community builder. 

EWe played a show for Singapura Dub Club's event at Lime House. This is Masia One, a brilliant reggae and reggae artist & all-round awesome community builder. 

Our interview with Fifth Parlour earlier in the day. 

Our interview with Fifth Parlour earlier in the day. 

With fellow Canadians TimeGiant

With fellow Canadians TimeGiant

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Singapore!!!!!

We are stoked to be in Singapore for Music Matters Live. For the music, the talks, meeting people!!! Our showcases are  Crazy Elephant Wednesday 9pm McGettigan's Clarke Quay Thursday 840pm Fountain Stage Saturday 740pm

We are stoked to be in Singapore for Music Matters Live. For the music, the talks, meeting people!!! Our showcases are 

Crazy Elephant Wednesday 9pm

McGettigan's Clarke Quay Thursday 840pm

Fountain Stage Saturday 740pm

Singapura Dub Club at Lime House

We have an extra show tonight (Wednesday) at Lime House. Full-set 7-8pm 2 Jiak Chuan Rd. 

We have an extra show tonight (Wednesday) at Lime House. Full-set 7-8pm 2 Jiak Chuan Rd. 

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Goodbye for now Taiwan!!!

Playing in Tainan, my father's birth town. Unit 11.

Playing in Tainan, my father's birth town. Unit 11.

Sam Cartwright - making use of all the calories consumed with Taiwan's amazing cuisine.  

Sam Cartwright - making use of all the calories consumed with Taiwan's amazing cuisine.  

Mary Ancheta - consistently blew people's minds with her left hand bass and right hand comping. 

Mary Ancheta - consistently blew people's minds with her left hand bass and right hand comping. 

With a few of our favorite friends on the Island - A Wei, Emily, A Jue. Down in Kenting.

With a few of our favorite friends on the Island - A Wei, Emily, A Jue. Down in Kenting.

That was the most action-packed 2.5 week tour ever. We feel as though we've been here a month! Thanks to all the people that came out and supported our shows, to all those who put us up and fed us, and to this beautiful island for sustaining us with warmth, sunshine and good food. 

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